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Meet an author, plan effective doctor visits, art and more at Cape Library in August

July 21, 2017 Meet J. Eric Booker, author of “The Making” & “The Swords of the Sultan” Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 1 p.m. — Author . more »»

 
 
 
Welcome to Giving Together: the Cape Coral giving circle movement

July 21, 2017 We’re thrilled to welcome you to Giving Together, a new initiative of the Cape Coral Community Foundation which has formed in response to the growing giving circles movement. more »»

Air potatoes

July 21, 2017 By JOYCE COMINGORE news@breezenewspapers.com They’re coming — the invasion of the territory snatchers. Years ago, a gardening friend asked me if I wanted a beautiful vine with heart shaped leaves. more »»

House can be sold without consent of ex-husband

July 21, 2017 Mr. Feichthaler: I  was married in 2010 and purchased a home in Cape Coral. It was in my own name, and I used my family’s money to purchase the house. Later, my husband and I moved into the house. more »»

Solid first half numbers in Cape single-family homes

July 21, 2017 In the overall Cape Coral single-family home market, 479 homes were sold in June, which was 5.51 percent more than the 454 homes sold in June 2016, and 4.36 percent above the 459 homes sold in May. more »»

Smog fighters — trees

July 14, 2017 As I lay on the bone density testing table, I looked up at the ceiling. Lit up was a scene of tree tops and the sun shining through. more »»

Deal falls through and would-be buyer cannot be contacted

July 14, 2017 Dear Mr. Feichthaler: My husband and I signed a contract to sell our house about a year ago to a nice couple who was moving here from the east coast. more »»

Understanding the pool of potential home buyers

July 14, 2017 One of the topics we have touched on in the past has been the importance of understanding the pool of potential buyers looking to buy homes in Cape Coral. more »»

Summer caladiums

July 7, 2017 Summer has arrived in all its glory of heat, humidity and rain. What is the gardener to do? A diligent gardener can now sit back and view the rewards of spring digging and planting. more »»

Can ‘they’ really afford to let that happen?

July 7, 2017 Back in the first week of April, we discussed the fact the Federal Reserve finally seemed committed to following through on a new course of economic action by actually raising short-term interest... more »»

Brazilian Pepper

July 7, 2017 Introduced into Florida around 1891, Brazilian pepper represents a classic and costly example of the tremendous amount of damage a single species can do to an environment. more »»

Swallow-tailed kite

June 30, 2017 The swallow-tailed kite, like the magnificent frigatebird, is an impressive bird to witness in flight. In fact, you are most likely to spot and identify this bird when it is soaring high abov. more »»

Birds beware

June 30, 2017 This is one of the largest holiday celebrations in the U.S. — July 4th — the days we celebrate our nation's independence. I say days because this is not a one-day event. more »»

Nationwide home prices and supply versus Cape

June 30, 2017 According to a recent report from the National Association of Realtors, nationwide median existing home prices hit a new record high of $252,800 in May of this year, which topped the previous high o... more »»

Burrowing Owl

June 23, 2017 The burrowing owl is best described as adorable. It was the subject for the 2002 children’s book “Hoot” by Carl Hiaasen and is a popular wildlife calendar subject in Florida. more »»

‘Conquering Diabetes,’ Kid’s Summer Reading Programs, gallery art and more at the Cape Coral Library this July

June 23, 2017 Program of interest for adults - “Conquering Diabetes” Monday, July 17, at 1 p.m. The Community Classroom Series program at the Cape Coral Library for this month is “Conquering Diabetes. more »»

Saturday is Taste of Lee day

June 23, 2017 If you haven’t heard by now, the Tropical Fruit Fair organized by the UF/IFAS Lee County Extension and Caloosa Rare Fruit Exchange starts Saturday, June 24, at 9 a.m., and lasts until 2 p.m. more »»

Cape single-family home market remains solid

June 23, 2017 The overall Cape Coral single-family home market is off to a solid start through the first 5 months of 2017, as the number of homes sold was up 4.95 percent to an average of 386. more »»

N0-see-ums

June 16, 2017 There are more than 4,000 species of biting midges worldwide. In Florida alone, there are 47 different species. more »»

‘A rose by any other name would smell as sweet’

June 16, 2017 As I sat in the hospital waiting room awaiting my prognosis, a charming young lady, also awaiting her prognosis, spoke about her new interest in growing seeds and plants, and the pleasure that it... more »»

Handwritten note not sufficient to give house to neighbor

June 16, 2017 Dear Mr. Feichthaler: I have been taking care of my elderly neighbor for about six months, including buying her groceries and cleaning her house. more »»

 
 
 

 

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Local Columns Poll

  1. Yes, it’s the best way to secure our border.
  2. Maybe, if Mexico pays for it and there are no pass-on costs to U.S. taxpayers.
  3. No, it’s too much money and I don’t believe we can persuade Mexico to fund the total cost.
  4. A better solution would be more border patrol personnel.
  5. Just eliminate sanctuary cities and enforce the current laws.
  6. Make it easier for people to come to the U.S. legally; then there would be no need for a wall.
  7. Other.